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RULE §228.20Governance of Educator Preparation Programs

(a) Preparation for the certification of educators may be delivered by an institution of higher education, regional education service center, public school district, or other entity approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) under §228.10 of this title (relating to Approval Process).

(b) The preparation of educators shall be a collaborative effort among public schools accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and/or TEA-recognized private schools; regional education service centers; institutions of higher education; and/or business and community interests; and shall be delivered in cooperation with public schools accredited by the TEA and/or TEA-recognized private schools. An advisory committee with members representing as many as possible of the groups identified as collaborators in this subsection shall assist in the design, delivery, evaluation, and major policy decisions of the educator preparation program (EPP). The approved EPP shall approve the roles and responsibilities of each member of the advisory committee and shall meet a minimum of twice during each academic year.

(c) The governing body and chief operating officer of an entity approved to deliver educator preparation shall provide sufficient support to enable the EPP to meet all standards set by the SBEC and shall be accountable for the quality of the EPP and the candidates whom the program recommends for certification.

(d) All EPPs must be implemented as approved by the SBEC as specified in §228.10 of this title.

(e) Proposed amendments to an EPP must be submitted to the TEA staff and be approved prior to implementation. Significant amendments, related to the five program-approval components specified in §228.10(a) of this title, must be approved by the SBEC to become effective. The EPP will be notified in writing of the approval or denial of its proposal within 60 days following a determination by the SBEC.

Source Note: The provisions of this §228.20 adopted to be effective July 11, 1999, 24 TexReg 5011; amended to be effective December 14, 2008, 33 TexReg 10016; amended to be effective October 27, 2014, 39 TexReg 8388

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